Astigmatism is a common eye condition. If you have astigmatism, Dr. Sajban at Advanced Eyecare Specialists in Falmouth can help. We provide quality eye care for a variety of eye health conditions, including astigmatism. Let’s look at some important things to know about astigmatism.
What Is Astigmatism?
Astigmatism is when the cornea or lens of your eye is misshapen. While both should be round, astigmatism can turn one or both of them egg-shaped. This leads to blurred vision. While you might or might not be able to tell if you have astigmatism on your own, an optometrist can easily diagnose it during an eye exam. It is often found alongside other issues during annual checkups, which is part of why these regular appointments are so important.
The Signs of Astigmatism
If you haven’t been diagnosed with astigmatism, you should keep track of some of the signs that might develop. Blurred vision is a major indication that something is wrong, possibly the result of astigmatism. You might also notice that you are getting headaches or feeling a strain in and around your eyes. Since astigmatism can impact your sight, you might be squinting to read things that are close up or far away. This can lead to the eye strain and headaches you are experiencing. If you notice any of these things, you should make an appointment with our eye doctor right away.
There are astigmatism treatments available. Our eye doctor will likely want to provide vision correction for you in the form of glasses or contact lenses. If you decide to get contact lenses, you will have to get specialized contacts that are designed to treat astigmatism. If you only get them for nearsightedness or farsightedness, your vision could still be affected. For severe astigmatism, our optometrist might also suggest surgery. There are a few different types available and we will go over the best options.
Contact Our Optometrist in Falmouth, MA
You don’t need to live with the impact of astigmatism. If you notice one or multiple signs of astigmatism, it is time to schedule an eye exam at Advanced Eyecare Specialists. Dr. Sajban will perform a comprehensive eye exam and determine the best course of action to improve your vision. Call our team today at (508) 444-8691 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.